Volleyball: Rangers take rematch from Texas A&M-Kingsville


October 4, 2019

Northwestern Oklahoma State University volleyball team earned a rematch win against non-conference opponent Texas A&M-Kingsville Monday afternoon in Weatherford. The Rangers took the first two sets easily, dropped the third, and then finished business in the fourth to take the match [25-11, 25-19, 22-25, 25-20].

The Black and Red earned an overall hit percentage of .245 while they also out-blocked the Javelinas 9-5. Kiauna Clark added another fantastic game to her already phenomenal senior season with a team-leading 18 kills, and a hit percentage of .324. Kaydee Honeycutt and Jennifer Eubanks followed with 11 and nine kills respectively, while Eubank’s five blocks led the team. Kaitlyn Robinson led the team in assists (40) and service aces (4), while Sydnee Miller earned a team high 23 digs.

Northwestern took control of the first set quickly with a 5-0 run which made the score 8-3. Back-to-back kills from Clark gave the Rangers their highest lead of the game 12-6 and they never looked back. The Javelina’s small rally was squashed by the Rangers with two more Clark slams to take the win 25-21.

The second set started out with a back-and-forth battle, but it was only a matter of time until someone gained control. The Rangers decided that was going to be them as they went on an 8-0 run which made the score 12-7. The latter half bounced between the two teams until the Rangers took advantage of some Javelina hitting errors, which gave the Black and Red the second set 25-19.

Northwestern came out hot in the third set with a 5-0 run after a Clark kill and a huge block by Clark and Alexi Beach. The Javelinas stayed just a few points behind and then came screaming back to tie the score 16-16. Texas A&M-Kingsville refused to back down after that as they snatched the third set 22-25.

The Javelinas rode their momentum into the fourth as they gained control of the early parts of the set. The upper classmen in Honeycutt, Eubanks, Clark, and Kate Deterding took control of the second set as they combined for fifteen kills through the set. Another pair of back-to-back kills from Clark slammed the door on the Javelinas. The Rangers earned the fourth and final set 25-20.

Northwestern is scheduled to continue Great American Conference play against opponent Southeastern Oklahoma State University Friday, Oct. 4. The first serve will take place at 7 p.m. in Durant.


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